Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal is reportedly set for further transfer frustration after Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller said he isn’t interested in leaving the German champions.
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The Express report that the German international, 25, has been a target for the Dutch tactician since his arrival at Old Trafford last season.
Van Gaal gave Muller his first opportunity at Bayern when he was coaching the Bavarian giants, and has seemingly been looking for a reunion since returning to club management, following his stint with the Netherlands national team.
The Express claim that the Red Devils were putting together a package worth €120m in transfer fees and wages over a five-year contract, but it is unlikely to convince Muller to leave his homeland behind, judging by his recent quotes.
“When you get an offer you consider it automatically,” he told Bild.
“A request by a big club is an honour and appreciation that your output was good. But I feel fine at Bayern and my contract runs until 2019. There is nothing more to say about this speculation.”
Van Gaal may have seen Muller as the solution to his goalscoring problems with his current squad, as United prepare for a title push as well as their return to the Champions League next season.
The World Cup-winner has scored important goals for both club and country, and has found the net more than 20 times in each of the last three seasons in all competitions for Bayern.
Muller is not the only transfer target United look set to miss out on this summer. Bastian Schweinsteiger has also suggested that he will stay in Munich, as reported by Sky Sports.